An Ode to My Grandpa

I’ve been de-cluttering my house.  While I was cleaning up, I found many photos of family and friends.

One of the photos I found was of my grandpa in his favorite chair.

1.  The mug probably had coffee in it.

2.  Near the coffee mug is a white dish.  That is his ashtray for his pipe.  The smell of pipe tobacco reminds me of him.

3.  He probably had a Reader’s Digest somewhere near his pile of books.  He loved the Word Power section of the Reader’s Digest.

4.  There was chocolate hidden near his chair. Grandpa enjoyed his chocolate and sweets.

5.  The photo looks like it was taken in the winter.  During the spring and summer, Grandpa would look out the window to watch the birds that flew to their bird feeder.

6.  The dog on his lap is Dusty.  We got her when I was 11 years old.  The other dog was Dallas.  Dallas died a few months after Grandpa’s death.

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I love and miss this man everyday.  Thanks for being a hero to me. 

Have a magical day,
Traci

Wordless Wednesday #9 – Guess who’s tongue this is

I’m going to interrupt the Imaginative One’s theme to show you this really cool pic I took over the weekend.  Can you guess which animal this tongue belongs to?

The answer will be in next week’s post.
Edited to add:  So far the guesses have been an alpaca and camel.  Neither of those guesses are correct.

This post has been linked up to Wordless Wednesday.

Aviation Tour – Carillon Park

Our final stop on the Aviation Tour was to Carillon Park.  I had not been to Carillon Park since I was a child.  Hubby hadn’t been there in years either.  So this ws a fun trip for all of us.  During the first half of the park, the Imaginative One and Wee One were very interested in the buildings.  However by the time they got to the Wright Cycle building, they were complaining about being fatigued from all the walking.  They regained their energy after we stopped at the Culp Diner for ice cream treats.  The Imaginative One had a sundae with mint chip ice cream and chocolate sauce.  The Wee One tried his first root beer float which he loved.

While we were there, we had fun taking pictures of Will’s scary monkey visiting different exhibits.  (Those pictures will be featured in future Wordless Wednesday posts.)

The Imaginative One’s favorite exhibit was Wilbur and Orville Wright speaking to him the beginning of the tour. 

Here are pictures of our visit to Carillon Park:

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Here are links to our other adventures on the Aviation Tour:  Air Force Museum, Wright Brother’s Interpretive Center and Wright B. Flyer and Woodland Cemetry.

Pictures from the St. Louis Zoo

On Saturday morning, we decided to go to the St. Louis Zoo.  It’s free to the public; however, some of the exhibits cost money.  Between eight and nine o’clock, visitors can visit certain exhibits for free.  We went rode the Conservation Carousel and petted the sting rays during that hour.

We loved the zoo and probably would have stayed longer if it wasn’t so hot (90 plus degrees).  By the time we left, the heat was beginning to become unbearable.  I was drinking liquids like crazy because I was so hot.

These pictures are the best of the pictures that were taken at the St. Louis Zoo.

 

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